Attaches to subcommands that were started using asadmin --detach or that contain progress information.


asadmin [asadmin-options] attach [--help]


The attach subcommand attaches to subcommands that were started using the asadmin utility option --detach or that contain progress information. The --detach option detaches long-running subcommands and executes them in the background in detach mode.

Job IDs are assigned to the subcommands (jobs), and can be used to view the status of a job and its output. Use the list-jobs subcommand to view the jobs and their job IDs, and the configure-managed-jobs subcommand to configure how long information about the jobs is kept.

This subcommand is supported in remote mode only.



Options for the asadmin utility. For information about these options, see the link:Technical Documentation/Payara Server Documentation/Command Reference/asadmin#asadmin-1m[asadmin] help page.


Displays the help text for the subcommand.



The ID of the job for which you want to view status and output.


Example 1: Attaching to a Subcommand and Checking Its Status

This example attaches to the deploy subcommand with a job ID of 20 and shows that the job is finished. If a subcommand is still in progress, the output displays the current status, for example, 64%: Uploading bits.

asadmin> attach 20
Finished execution of deploy
Command attach executed successfully.

Exit Status


subcommand executed successfully


error in executing the subcommand

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